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B.C. graduates

The application process for graduates of a BCCNM-recognized nurse practitioner education program in British Columbia

To practise as a nurse practitioner in British Columbia, a nurse practitioner must be registered with BCCNM. The College registers nurse practitioners in one of three streams of practice:

  • Adult
  • Family
  • Pediatric

How to apply 



All applicants are required to complete:

  1. A written examination, and

  2. An objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in the appropriate stream of pract​ice: family, adult or pediatric.

See exams​

Provisional Nurse Practitioner (NP) Registration

B.C. NP graduates are eligible to apply for provisional NP registration, which enables you to work as an NP (with conditions) in B.C. prior to passing the written exam and OSCE. This provisional NP registration is granted for a specific employer. If you decide to switch NP employers or wish to add a second employer an updated application for provisional NP registration is required. 

Please note: Applying for provisional registration is only required if you plan to practise as a provisional NP prior to passing the exam and obtaining full BCCNM registration.

Learn more a​bout provisional registration


​If you are not currently registered as an RN with BCCNM, you will need to apply.  Your RN and NP application can be submitted at the same time.

 Resources for new NPs

*Examples of diseases, disorders and conditions commonly managed by an entry-level NP are now an appendix in Applying the Competencies.